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Great Presidential Wit: (...I Wish I Was in the Book) (Lisa Drew Books)

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Famous for his deadpan humor, New York Times bestselling author Senator Bob Dole here brings us his favorite witticisms and hilarious remarks of this country's commanders in chief. Great Presidential Wit collects the former senator's favorite funny stories and remarks by and about American presidents — from George Washington to George W. Bush. Senator Dole tackles the assignment of ranking the presidents from the funniest (Abraham Lincoln) to the least funny (Millard Fillmore), and everyone in between. With chapters cleverly organized according to the senator's own opinions — from "A Class by Themselves" (Lincoln, Reagan, the Roosevelts) and "Yankee Wits" (Coolidge, Kennedy) to "The Joke's on Them" (Taylor, Harding, Van Buren, Buchanan, the Harrisons, Pierce, Fillmore) — Great Presidential Wit is the perfect antidote to the long political season and a patriotic reminder that our leaders are human and often witty and amusing.

About the Author

Senator Bob Dole was the longest-serving Republican leader in Senate history. In 1976, he was the Republican nominee for vice president, and then in 1996, he was Republican nominee for president. He is currently serving as the chairman of the World War II Memorial campaign and as chairman of the International Commission on Missing Persons in the Former Yugoslavia. Wounded in World War II, Senator Dole was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. He is married to Elizabeth Hanford Dole and lives in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction: Backbones and Funny Bones

A CLASS BY THEMSELVES

  1. Abraham Lincoln

  2. Ronald Reagan

  3. Franklin D. Roosevelt

  4. Theodore Roosevelt

YANKEE WITS

  1. Calvin Coolidge

  2. John F. Kennedy

PLAIN SPEAKER, TALL TALES, AND A POKER FACE

  1. Harry Truman

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson

  3. Herbert Hoover

CLASSROOM HUMORISTS

  1. Woodrow Wilson

  2. James Garfield

FUNNIER THAN THE AVERAGE PRESIDENT

  1. George Bush

  2. William Howard Taft

  3. John Adams

  4. George Washington

  5. Thomas Jefferson

  6. Bill Clinton

AND YOU ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY WERE DULL

  1. Dwight Eisenhower

  2. Gerald Ford

  3. Rutherford B. Hayes

  4. William McKinley

  5. Jimmy Carter

STICK-IN-THE-MUD

  1. Ulysses Grant

  2. James Monroe

  3. Richard Nixon

  4. John Tyler

  5. Andrew Jackson

  6. Chester Arthur

  7. John Quincy Adams

  8. Andrew Johnson

  9. James Madison

  10. Grover Cleveland

  11. James K. Polk

THE JOKE'S ON THEM

  1. Zachary Taylor

  2. Warren G. Harding

  3. Martin Van Buren

  4. James Buchanan

  5. William Henry Harrison

  6. Franklin Pierce

  7. Benjamin Harrison

  8. Millard Fillmore

WAITING IN THE WINGS

George W. Bush

Al Gore

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743215275
Author:
Dole, Bob
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Lisa Drew Books (Paperback)
Series Volume:
107-411
Publication Date:
20020631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 8.085 oz

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